Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Laboratory Safety Training Information

Is training mandatory?  If so, when?  YesAll employees in a chemical research laboratory are required to review part B of the Chemical Hygiene Plan, and must be trained on the specific hazards of their work environment.  This training is to be performed by the Principal Investigator or their designee and is mandatory. EHSS offers general, non-mandatory training on safety issues in the research environment.  At the time any employee is introduced to new hazards or new protocols in the laboratory they must receive safety training and operational training.

Class length:  1 hour

Available online:  No

When is refresher training required?  Never

Upcoming classes:  Available upon request.  Contact Donald Conner, University Chemical Hygiene Officer, at 231-7611 or dcon@vt.edu